February 11, 2009

French Designer Heart | Valentine’s Day Hairstyles

Heart #3 – The Designer Heart

This is a very cute Valentine’s Day Hairstyle that uses a French Braiding technique.  The ribboning is absolutely optional, but can add a very unique holiday look…

Items Needed: brush, comb, hairspray, spray bottle, one rubber band (optional: ribbons).

Time Requirement: 8-10 minutes with no ribbon, 15-20 with the ribbon.


I saw this braid on “The Story of a Princess and Her Hair”. To see her blog click here. She is the master at ribboning in hair. Although she didn’t add ribbon to this particular hairstyle.

Step-By-Step Instructions:

1.  Start by wetting down and brushing hair. Part the hair in the center.

2.  Now part down to each ear. Rubber band these different sections to keep them out of the way.

3.  Starting with the section on the left-front of head, part another diagonal line right in the middle. You will now essentially have two triangle-shaped sections.

4.  Have your daugher hold the one closest to her ear. Begin to do a french braid. The easiest way to figure out where to start is to just follow the pictures (I don’t know how to describe it without being confusing).

5.  Continue to braid toward her face until you run out of hair in that section.

6.  You will now turn the braid around and being braiding toward the back of her head while picking up hair from the section she was holding.

7.  Continue a regular braid to the end of hair and have your daughter hold. Repeat on other side. When you are done with both braids, combine the hair and rubber band to secure.

8.  Now at this point you have two options:

Option #1 – Leave the hair as is, adding a ribbon at the rubber band.

Option #2 – Add ribbon through the braid to emphasize the braid.

I have done both before. Today I did the ribbon so you could see. But to be completely honest, I’m not great at the ribbon … I certainly need to practice my ribbon weaving skills!

9.  I started with two long ribbons (about 18 inches) and began by the rubber band, weaving the ribbon through the entire braid. I bobby pinned the ends of the ribbon to hold them in place. I didn’t recognize that the bobby pin showed so much until after the pictures, so I hid it better later. I then tied the ends in a bow around the rubber band.


If you would like to see your own photo recreations of this hairstyle featured in our app, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHFrenchDesignerHeart

Happy Hairdoing!

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  • caseykriske1488@gmail.com

    Thank you! I love all of your hairdos! I just did my daughters hair like this and it turned out really good!

  • http://www.gmail.com prabha

    please send this video ……

  • Anna

    I agree can you do a video on this hair do….to me its easier to watch the video rather than the pictures.

  • Amy

    Would you do a video tutorial on this hairdo? I would love to try it on my youngest daughter, but i really need the videos to teach me how to do your hairdo’s. I’m not creative at all, but so far I’ve been able to reproduce all the ones you have a video for.

  • Nicky

    I think you should do a video on this one. It’s cind of hard but it’s vey cute